County Supervisor race: Hertzberg enters, Galperin exits

State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, above left, announced Tuesday he’s jumping into already-crowded race for County Supervisor (Third District).

The Van Nuys senator will face West Hollywood Councilmember Lindsey Horvath in the June 7 primary election, as well as with State Sen. Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) and Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica).

Since entering the California legislature in 1996, Hertzberg has been a fierce advocate for the San Fernando Valley. The Third District was recently redrawn; it now Granada Hills and Chatsworth, a boon for the 67-year-old’s prospects.

Hertzberg’s entrance into the race follows the exit of L.A. Controller Ron Galperin, above right, who is running for the state controller seat.

The five members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors oversee a budget of nearly $40 billion. They also supervise most county departments and programs .

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voter
voter
8 months ago

I received a fundraising letter from Lindsey Horvath proclaiming her as the frontrunner in the Supervisor election. One of the reasons cited is her successful programs on homelessness.

While I agree that Horvath has been successful in bringing more homeless people to the streets of West Hollywood, I’m so disturbed that she has tricked Los Angeles voters into believing her self-serving lies.

Horvath has seduced so many people in West Hollywood with her sugary talk and blonde flowing locks. I’m so sorry to see this spread beyond our community.

Michael on Havenhurst
Michael on Havenhurst
8 months ago

Why four middle-aged white Democrat career political candidates and NOI Hispanic candidates? They are the majority in LA County. The Entertainment industry heavily discriminates against them, with blacks getting significant attention because of white guilt and the riots. And why is Horvath running? She has absolutely no qualifications except self-promotion as a 40-year-old wannabe Barbie Doll! She boasts of being the mayor for the last two years! Why? There were demonstrations on Sunset Blvd. to have her recalled because she destroyed West Hollywood. Can’t the Democrats come up with a Hispanic candidate instead of this collection of dregs? Of course,… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by Michael on Havenhurst
greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
8 months ago

Why do you leave multiple comments under different names on every article?

Your horrible writing style is obvious lol.

Pathetic
Pathetic
8 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Why are you an incessant troll with zero original thought who refreshes WEHOville multiple times a day?

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
8 months ago
Reply to  Pathetic

A very appropriate username for you. Spot on!

West
8 months ago

This suggestion is 100% worthy of supporting. This human trafficking prevention month, especially, they still have so much to atone for.

Joshua88
Joshua88
8 months ago

Where is the coverage of last night’s CC meeting?

Other than that, the more, the merrier (usually) when it comes to local elections, if not all (usually) of them.

#vivaPlastic
#vivaPlastic
8 months ago
Reply to  Joshua88

One thing to correct about the CC meeting. Was the phone call about crime in West Hollywood. The two British guys were not attacked by the two black guys in Los Angeles. They were attacked at the corner of La Cienega and Santa Monica. Soon a very great video. Seeing the attack. The robbers are probably out on a $20 bail for raping something like rape of a juvenile One of the young men said he would never return to West Hollywood. No wonder the hotels are deserted on Sunset Boulevard… what about the reparation money? Where is that going… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by #vivaPlastic
greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
8 months ago
Reply to  #vivaPlastic

The incident happened in Los Angeles, not West Hollywood.

It’s crazy that you are still harping on this when multiple news outlets have corrected this info with evidence from the LAPD.

Michael on Havenhurst
Michael on Havenhurst
8 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

The armed robbery of the two UK young men took place in front of the Al Layali Restaurant at 980 La Cienega across from the LA Bike Shop. Both are seen in the news video and images of the LA Sheriff’s cars.

Your continued denial of this fact is not surprising, since you stated Romaine St is not West Hollywood.

Randy
Randy
8 months ago

The real question is, why are you splitting hairs over this? I believe, if it was in LA, the LASD could respond, and if it was in WeHo, the LAPD could respond. And I understand how jurisdiction works. Is this an argument over crime stats within the city limits?

Joshua88, coverage of Tuesday’s meeting has happened in this publication. They don’t report back on all of the agenda items. You are always welcome to watch the archived meeting on Youtube, or read the minutes from the meeting, when they are published.

https://wehoville.com/2022/01/20/mayor-meister-sees-red-flag-in-councilmember-shynes-wife-hosting-a-city-sponsored-event/

https://wehoville.com/2022/01/19/council-oks-ban-on-free-plasticware-in-weho/

Joseph M. Clapsaddle
8 months ago

I regret Ron Galperin opted out of a candidacy for County Supervisor. He has done a superb job as Comptroller in Los Angeles, and his credentials and experience in administering substantial budgets would have been an asset to the Board of Supervisors. Ms. Horvath is a nice, well meaning young woman, but lacks the experience to be effective as a Supervisor. She doesn’t have the “chops” to tackle the immense responsibilities and judgement required to be a Los Angeles County Supervisor. Plus her unfeathered ambitions for higher offices bear witness to my view that her loyalties would NOT be to… Read more »

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
8 months ago

Bloom is more than a bit tone deaf. In the 2020 election he was one of the few elected officials to endorse John Duran, despite the fact we paid a half a million settlement to Ian Owens, his former deputy, and there was an ongoing sexual harassment scandal involving Duran with the Gay Men’s Chorus. Bloom’s endorsement made me question if he really knew or cared about what is going on in West Hollywood.

Joseph M. Clapsaddle
8 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

This is an old issue and one which needs to be shelved. We are talking about the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, a responsibility as great and powerful as many state governments. Endorsing John Duran in 2020 and the Ian Owens settlement should not be an issue or judgement reflection in the BOS race in 2022. Political figures sometimes need to be forgiven for their temporary lapse in judgement. This is one of those occasions. Duran has been forgiven and almost forgotten. I am genuinely horrified at the thought of either Horvath or Hertzberg representing the citizens of Los Angeles… Read more »

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
8 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

Steve, I always respect and admire your commentary, even when I disagree on substance. This comment, however, smacks of intolerance and cancel culture. First, not every sentence that begins with John Duran needs to end with Ian Owens. Second, I think it’s unfair to judge Mr. Bloom based on one endorsement. I’ve said it many times, the intolerance on the left is every bit as toxic as the intolerance on the right. We know that Ms. Horvath will exploit the heck out of Bloom’s ancient endorsement of Mr. Duran, and if that’s fair game, then so is reaching back to… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by Alan Strasburg
Never again
Never again
8 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

Ian Owens is just one of many young men who’s reputation and potential was permanently damaged by Duran’s exploitative behavior. But that’s hardly the worst of it— just ask the homeless struggling addicts in the recovery rooms where JD self-aggrandizes himself as a leader, or the victims of Ed Buck. JD deserves much more than being “canceled”, if he truly conspired with Buck to conceal evidence as Federal prosecutors had insinuated. Instead of asking the public to “forgive and forget”, we should be ensuring Duran is removed from any position where he can (and will) abuse his young men and… Read more »

Randy
Randy
8 months ago
Reply to  Never again

Nobody truly knows if Ian Owens was victimized, vs. being a ladder-climber. It might fall somewhere in the middle. I’ve worked in offices with several other gay men, 20 years ago. Nobody seemed to feel “victimized” by seeing pictures of shirtless men, or some commentary that is now no longer appropriate in the office. I recognize that things have changed. But I don’t think that Owens was a victim. He slept with Duran prior to being hired, and it was definitely a huge lapse in judgement for Duran to hire him, without disclosing their prior relationship to Human Resources. That… Read more »

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
8 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

Alan, I would not call a 2020 endorsement “ancient” but you are correct in that people should consider a range of issues when deciding to vote for any candidate. That is why you are the voice of common sense. As for John Duran, our paths were so intertwined it will always be impossible for me to erase John from my personal or our community history. Duran was there for the community during the really tough times and there for the good fight. You can’t “cancel” that. But by 2020 it was time for him to leave office. But since then… Read more »

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
8 months ago

As I have said previously Hertzberg’s entry will only further divide the vote among the Valley folks and provide a path for Lindsay Horvath, who will have strong support from women, progressives and Labor. My only advise for Horvath is to remember she is running for Supervisor in a district that encompasses a large section of the West San Fernando Valley and calibrate accordingly. Horvath presents well as a fresh face among a bunch of guys who are facing term limits in Sacramento and are just looking for their next political gig.

Manny
Manny
8 months ago

I’m with Stern!

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
8 months ago

I’d vote for a grapefruit before I’d vote for Lindsey Horvath.

Michael on Havenhurst
Michael on Havenhurst
8 months ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Please, don’t insult a Grapefruit! A cockroach is more appropriate.

WehoFan
WehoFan
8 months ago

Why are there no articles on Briana Kupfer?

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
8 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Because it didn’t happen in West Hollywood.

Do you even live here?

Horrific Crime
Horrific Crime
8 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

The tragic murder was remarkable and occurred in a location on La Brea reasonably considered adjacent to Weho and of such high interest it should have received coverage. It occurred in a business resource to the interior design market place as are many in Weho. The easy access to such businesses under today’s conditions with hostile transients, homeless and mentally deranged folks roaming the streets should alert many business owners that have not considered secure entry ways. Additionally secure residential buildings are also mysteriously accessible to such volatile individuals eliciting little or no mention of concern from the city or… Read more »

Jamie Francis
Jamie Francis
8 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Things subjects killings robberies stalking and rapes in the news around Weho don’t need to be in West Hollywood to have articles or comments about them

Michael on Havenhurst
Michael on Havenhurst
8 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

The armed robbery of the two UK young men took place in front of the Al Layali Restaurant at 980 La Cienega across from the LA Bike Shop. Both are seen in the news video and images of the LA Sheriff’s cars.

Michael Grace
Michael Grace
8 months ago

The majority of the population in Los Angeles county are Latin Americans. So in this district, the choice is between four white career political hacks. Is that all the Democrat Party has to offer? It would be great to have John Duran running again, representing Boy’s Town, instead of Horvath.

Stevie
Stevie
8 months ago
Reply to  Michael Grace

Maybe Duran can take his former $500,000 lover Owens as his aide? Great choice

Michael Grace
Michael Grace
8 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

Horvath would probably drag Ericsson with her. At least Duran has taste, Owen is it great looking young man.

Frankly
Frankly
8 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

If Duran taught us anything it’s to stop voting for blackmailed politicians

Peter Buckley
Peter Buckley
8 months ago

No no no! We want Horvath to win.

Robin
Robin
8 months ago
Reply to  Peter Buckley

You mean so she’ll be 21 or be gone? If it’s for that reason, I agree

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